I first became interested in Acupuncture while studying for a degree in Social Anthropology at Cambridge University. I had always been interested in how bodies work, and was intrigued by how you could use tiny needles to make people feel better.
After spending two years teaching English in Spain, I returned to Britain and started working for The British Acupuncture Council. I moved to Edinburgh in 1998, and started studying at the Northern College of Acupuncture the same year. I have been practising in Edinburgh since graduating in 2001, and love being an acupuncturist.
One of the good things about practicing acupuncture is that you see all kinds of people with a whole range of different issues, so it is always interesting. I do have particular experience with pain, emotional issues, women’s health and fertility.
As an acupuncturist, I look at the “whole person”, not simply the symptoms that a person comes with. By seeing and treating the whole person, I find that patients not only get relief from their physical symptoms, but a greater sense of emotional health and wellbeing too.
Apart from running my practice, I have worked as a regional tutor for the Northern College of Acupuncture and have been the regional representative for The British Acupuncture Council. I regularly attend seminars to deepen and broaden my knowledge, and have supervision.